Virtua Fighter Remix
REVIEW: Virtua Fighter Remix is a port of the first installment Virtua Fighter, originally for the Sega Saturn. The graphics were improved slightly over the original, which featured new texture mapping and upgraded character models (now with a higher polygon count). Other than the updated graphics, the game engine is the same as the classic arcade title.
New selection screen artwork... not bad!
VF Remix was also released in arcades on the ST-V (an arcade platform based on the Sega Saturn). Later in 1996 a PC version was released. The Windows version played in a higher resolution and also included the option to use the textured Remix models or the original flat-shaded models. Probably the most eye-catching aspect of Virtua Fighter Remix is the artwork by Katsuya Terada, which appears on the in-game selection screen and the cover of the game boxes (in some regions).
An improved appearance, but the same gameplay experience.
Page Updated: December 29th, 2013 Developer(s): Sega AM2 Publisher(s): Sega Designer(s): Seiichi Ishii (main designer), Yu Suzuki (director) Artwork By:: Katsuya Terada Platform(s): Arcade, Sega Saturn, PC Release Date(s): April 1995 ( Arcade/Saturn)
July 14th, 1995 ( Saturn)
October 27th, 1995 ( Saturn)
June 26th, 1996 ( Windows '95)
August 31st, 1996 ( Windows '95)
Characters: Akira, Jacky, Kage, Lau, Jeffry, Sarah, Wolf, Pai, Dural
Related Games: Virtua Fighter, Virtua Fighter 2, Virtua Fighter Kids, Virtua Fighter 3, Virtua Fighter 4, Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution, Virtua Fighter 5, Virtua Fighter 5 R, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, Fighting Vipers, Fighting Vipers 2, Fighters Megamix, Last Bronx
Gameplay Engine 7.5 / 10 Story / Theme 5 / 10 Overall Graphics 8.5 / 10 Animation 7 / 10 Music / Sound Effects 7.5 / 10 Innovation 7 / 10 Art Direction 8 / 10 Customization 5 / 10 Options / Extras 7 / 10 Intro / Presentation 7.5 / 10 Replayability / Fun 7 / 10 "Ouch" Factor 8.5 / 10 Characters 6.5 / 10 BOTTOM LINE
7.3 / 10
Review based on Saturn version Final Words: If you owned a Sega Saturn, you must have had this game... Especially since it was given out completely FREE by mail if you were a registered Saturn owner in the US... certainly not a bad deal.
Though a good home console fighting game at the time, Virtua Fighter was nearly two years old, and looked considerably aged even though the graphics had significantly improved from the original version. Still a quality game, but the fighting genre was highly competitive in 1995/1996, which in turn made VF Remix actually seem "older" than it was. ~TFG Webmaster